A password-protected directory or area is a folder which may be accessed when a username and a password are typed in, so no unauthorized people can check out its content. This feature may be used for the main folder of a specific site or only for a specific subfolder based upon your preferences. For example, if you are creating a new Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's 100% ready, you need to prohibit the access to it completely, while if you want only some individuals to be able to access particular files, you'll be able to password-protect only a particular folder, while the other parts of the site could be seen by everybody. Anyway, a “403 Forbidden” error page will appear when the login details the visitor inputs are not accurate. Even a direct link to a file shall not work as long as any folder above it is password-protected.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

All our Linux website hosting packages include an incredibly convenient tool which will permit you to shield any folder inside your account from unauthorized access with only two clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you'll just have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that should be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to type the username and the password that have to be used to access the content in question. The function shall be active right away, so if you make an effort to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login information. You may set up or remove many usernames for the very same folder, if required. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be indicated by a compact padlock icon.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to secure any content which you have uploaded through our protection tool. Its interface is as basic and intuitive as that of the Hepsia CP it is part of, so you shall not have to write any code at any time. You will only need to select one of the domains/subdomains which you have inside the web hosting account and to choose which folder should be password-protected - the website’s root folder or some folder below it. You can then input the username and the password, which will be stored in encrypted form in our system, and you will be ready. The protection shall be switched on immediately, so anyone that tries to access the freshly secured folder shall have to enter the accurate login details. When several people must be able to open the same content, you could set up a separate username for each one.